Surveillance Photos Show Kidnapping, Murder Suspect on Day of Murder
LAWTON, Oklahoma -- New possible leads are developing in the search for a missing girl and the man wanted for kidnapping her.
OSBI has recovered still photographs of surveillance video from a Wal-Mart in Lawton capturing the suspect's vehicle, and the suspect and his victim just hours before her murder.
Lester and Tonya Hobbs, seen holding hands in the photos, went to the Wal-Mart on Sheridan at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. It's believed he would be wearing these same clothes now.
The agency also has pictures of the white Toyota that Hobbs is believed to be driving. Although, an OSBI spokesperson said Hobbs could have spray painted the car a different color and changed the license tag.
The father of the girl Hobbs is accused of kidnapping, doesn't think he got far in the car. JJ Johnson said the car was not in great shape. He think Hobbs dumped the car and stole another one.
But more importantly, Johnson wants the public to continue looking for his daughter, Aja Johnson. It has been three days since authorities were notified she was missing. Johnson said the days are long, and waits for a phone call telling him his daughter has been located.
The hundreds of tips authorities have received in Oklahoma and around the country haven't led them to the 7-year-old missing girl.
"We're just hanging waiting for any kind of news anything but we haven't heard anything," said Aja's grandmother Alice Dunkin. "As the days go by the hours it's looking more slim that we're going to find Aja."
And as she worries about her granddaughter, Alice Dunkin has to bury her daughter, Tonya. She has set up a memorial fund to help pay for burial services at First Commercial Bank, it is under Alice Dunkin, for Tonya Hobbs. You can donate at any branch in the metro.
Tonya's body was found Sunday. The medical examiner has determined that Tonya Hobbs died of traumatic injuries to her head, neck and abdomen. The manner of her death has been ruled a homicide.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Lester Hobbs or 7-year-old Aja Johnson, please call the new toll-free hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST.
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